Definition of millerite in English:

millerite

Syllabification: mill·er·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈmiləˌrīt
 
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noun

  • A mineral consisting of nickel sulfide and typically occurring as slender needle-shaped bronze crystals.
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    • The day before the Main Show opened, the phone call came that the crystals were indeed millerite!
    • Associated minerals in the high-grade veins are calcite, ‘smaltite,’ nicoline, bismuth, and lesser pyrargyrite, proustite, acanthite, millerite, and chalcopyrite.
    • The sphalerite is dense enough on some specimens to be considered a crust, whereas on others there is just the right ratio of sphalerite to millerite to create truly beautiful specimens.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after William H. Miller (1801–80), English scientist, + -ite1.

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